GyPSy Guide provides a professional tour guide commentary along scenic drives. Our tours highlight the very best of the region with entertaining stories about history, geology, legends and local advice, so all you have to do is drive, listen and soak in the scenery.
The App that’s just like having a tour guide in your car!™
Stories, tips and advice as you drive, so you don’t miss a thing.
All the benefits of a guided tour, the freedom to drive yourself.
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DRUMHELLER, BADLANDS – GYPSY GUIDE
The highlight of a trip to Drumheller is of course the Royal Tyrrell Museum and its world-class dinosaur and fossil exhibits. But there is also an excellent selection of things to see and do on scenic drives around Drumheller with GyPSy Guide Driving Tour App.
The Dinosaur Trail includes the museum as well as Horsethief Canyon, the Orkney Viewpoint, the World’s Biggest Little Church and even a free car ferry ride across the Red Deer River.
The Hoodoo Trail, named for the striking hoodoo formations south of the town. Other highlights include the Rosedale Suspension Bridge, the almost ghost town of Wayne, the Atlas Coal Mine and more.
DRUMHELLER, BADLANDS HIGHLIGHTS
Both loops can be completed easily in a day and are an excellent bonus to visiting the museum. The GyPSy Guide tour app also provides commentary on the 1 hour connection from Highway 2 and also different commentary either back to Highway 2 on Route 9/72 or to Calgary Airport through the pretty town of Rosedale.
Royal Tyrell Museum*
Rosedale Suspension Bridge
Atlas Coal Mine*
Car Ferry across the Red Deer River
DRUMHELLER & ALBERTA DRIVING TOUR APPS
LISTEN TO SAMPLE COMMENTARY – DRUMHELLER, BADLANDS
BADLANDS, DRUMHELLER TOUR ROUTE MAP
Indicate our suggested start locations, or join the tour anywhere along the route and as you pass through the next point, commentary will trigger automatically.
Where does the tour start?
From Calgary. Drive north on Highway 2. About 10-15 minutes after passing the Airport exit, take the exit onto Highway 7/92 just north of Airdrie. It takes about 1 hour to reach Drumheller, but there is commentary all the way on this route.
If you enter Drumheller into you GPS, it will most likely create a route that does not follow the tour commentary route to the town. Follow our instructions above so you get to enjoy the commentary!
From Drumheller. If you are already in town, a good place to start the tour is to drive over the bridge beside the Visitor Info Centre to join the Dinosaur Trail. To join the Hoodoos Trail, drive south from Drumheller on highway 10.
Does the Drumheller Tour connect to the Canadian Rockies ?
Yes. If you do the Drumheller Tour first, follow the exit route out of town towards Calgary Airport. Towards the end, the commentary will advise you how to join to the Free Calgary to Banff Tour which will take you into the mountains.
If you are doing the Drumheller tour after the Rockies, you will drive yourself towards Calgary Airport. As you approach the Airport you will come to a major exit for Highway 2, the Deerfoot Trail. Instead of turning towards the Airport, join Highway 2 by driving north and you will soon hear the commentary.
What should I bring?
We always recommend taking a DC style (cigarette) charger with you. Plugging directly into the vehicle’s USB port is not recommended.
Don’t forget your smile and camera.